|Birth Day:||June 4, 1947|
|Death Date:||Dec 19, 2019 (age 72)|
As per our current Database, Saoul Mamby died on Dec 19, 2019 (age 72).
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He converted to Judaism at age 4.
Mamby became interested in boxing while on vacation in Jamaica. He began his boxing career in 1963 at the age of sixteen, fighting in the Golden Gloves in 1965 and 1966. He compiled an amateur record of 25–5 before turning pro in 1969.
Mamby was a soldier in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War in 1968.
Other boxers Mamby fought include Roberto Durán to whom he lost by points in a non-title fight in 1976, and Saengsak Muangsurin to whom he lost in a 15-round decision in Thailand in 1977 in an attempt to win Muangsurin's WBC 140 lb (64 kg) title.
He held the WBC super lightweight title once, starting his 2 ⁄2-year reign in February 1980 by going to South Korea to stop titlist Kim Sang-Hyun in the 14th round. After that, he made five successful defenses, travelling to Indonesia and Nigeria in the process. He stopped former WBC lightweight champion Esteban De Jesús in the 13th round in July 1980 on the Holmes-LeDoux undercard and decisioned Termite Watkins over 15 on the Holmes-Ali undercard. He won a 15-round nod over Jo Kimpuani on yet another undercard for a Larry Holmes fight against Leon Spinks. He then went to Indonesia to decision Thomas Americo.
He would play the role of world title challenger twice more, once in a rematch with Haley in February 1983 which he lost in a 12-round unanimous decision. He then challenged new champion Billy Costello in November 1984 but lost another 12-round unanimous decision.
Mamby was known for his ability to take punches well; in 85 professional bouts, he was stopped only once, that by an opponent who was several years younger, Derell Coley, in 1993.
Mamby continued to fight into his 50s, and was forced to retire by the California State athletic commission following his last loss in 2000.
Currently, Saoul Mamby is 75 years, 7 months and 23 days old. Saoul Mamby will celebrate 76th birthday on a Sunday 4th of June 2023.
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